Archive: 16/02/2010

Cyclone Rene slams Tonga, moves into open waters

Tropical Cyclone Rene slammed Tonga early yesterday, February 15, with maximum sustained winds near 100 mph (160 kilometers). NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of Tropical Cyclone Rene when it was off Pago Pago yesterday, ...

dateFeb 16, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Surface science goes inorganic

A collaboration between researchers at Northwestern University's Center for Catalysis and scientists at Oxford University has produced a new approach for understanding surfaces, particularly metal oxide surfaces, widely used ...

dateFeb 16, 2010 in Materials Science
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All eyes on retinal degeneration

Research by Johns Hopkins sensory biologists studying fruit flies, has revealed a critical step in fly vision. Humans with problems in this same step suffer retinal dystrophies, which manifest as visual defects ranging from ...

dateFeb 16, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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A review of vegetated buffer efficacy

Agricultural nonpoint source pollution has been listed as one of the leading sources of pollution in rivers and water bodies throughout the world. Environmental regulators and scientists are making concerted efforts to reduce ...

dateFeb 16, 2010 in Environment
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